AWS launches no-code app building service Amazon Honeycode

This week, Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched Amazon Honeycode, a service that allows businesses to craft their own mobile and web apps without having to write a single line of code.

By using it, you can fully leverage the AWS-built database to create apps of various kinds and complexities, such as:

  • Task-tracking apps
  • Complex workflow management apps
  • To-do lists
  • Event scheduling apps
  • Inventory tracking solutions

AWS VP Larry Augustin claims that customers’ demand for custom apps vastly exceeds the developers’ capacity to make them.

In recent years, similar tools have seen an increase in popularity as they enable people with zero coding knowledge to create the apps they need.

Salesforce and its solutions is an example of this.

During times marked by scarcity, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, low-code tools are of particular importance.

For those who want to get started, creating an app with Amazon Honeycode can be as simple as accessing a spreadsheet interface.

Users have the freedom to choose from pre-built templates if they are looking for specific functions such as inventory management or time-off reporting.

A more specific and detailed approach is also possible – Amazon Honeycode allows you to set your own buttons, lists, input fields and similar.

The background logic is the same as with regular programming.

Based on pre-set conditions, you can design your own app to drive notifications, set approvals and send reminders.

Amazon Honeycode can be used to drive your own business logic, make new database entries, and implement other layers of functionality such as crafting a customised user interface.

Moreover, it is well suited for crafting an app that updates dashboards and views in real time.

If you are working with a team, then AWS allows you to share the apps with up to 20 users at no additional charge.